Non-Degree MBA and Leadership Development Enrollment

Non-Degree MBA and Leadership Development Enrollment

Test the Waters

Considering the MBA or Master of Leadership Development program? Take a graduate business course and experience our program firsthand through our non-degree Test the Waters enrollment. Choose from a variety of courses to explore your interests and see if our program is the right fit for you.

Courses are led by premier faculty, who combine their research with business expertise, and are scheduled in convenient seven-week sessions. Plus, many courses are delivered partially online.

Test the Waters requires submission of your resume and official or unofficial transcript. The preferred candidate for the program should have an undergraduate average of "B" or higher, but other factors may be considered.

If you would like to apply, please contact Linda Mrak in the Admissions Office at lfm20@psu.edu or 610-648-3282. For non-degree enrollment for our Master of Leadership Development program, contact JoAnn Kelly at jek2@psu.edu or 610-648-3315. They will provide information on how to proceed.

Current tuition rates apply. For additional information, visit Tuition and Fees.

Graduate Course Offerings and Schedule

Test the Waters program students are permitted to enroll in one course prior to formal admission to a graduate program. Courses are each three credits and may be applied to a program if admitted as a degree-seeking student.

SUMMER I 2018:

BUSAD 522 – New Ventures II, 50% online
May 8–June 21, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Examines the financial and legal issues that are critical in the formation, development, and management of new ventures.

BUSAD 537 – Management Information Systems, 50% online
May 8–June 21, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Information system theories and methods applied to administrative structures and management decisions in organizations.

BUSAD 556 – Diversity Leadership, 50% online
May 8–June 21, Thursdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Analysis and application of models, theories, and strategies for managing an increasingly diverse workforce and customer base.

MKTG 500 – Marketing Management, 50% online
May 7–June 20, Wednesdays and web, 6–9:15 p.m.
Development of a marketing management focus, including market analysis, competition analysis, and decisions in pricing, product, promotion, and distribution channels.

MKTG 500 – Marketing Management, 50% online (offered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia)
May 8–June 21, Tuesdays and web, 5–8 p.m.
Development of a marketing management focus, including market analysis, competition analysis, and decisions in pricing, product, promotion, and distribution channels.

SUMMER II 2018:

BUSAD 545 – Negotiation Strategies, 50% online
June 26–August 9, Tuesdays and web, 6–9:15 p.m.
This course covers strategies and tactics for understanding conflicts, for negotiating effectively, and for dealing successfully with power in organizations.

BUSAD 551 – Business, Ethics, and Society
June 26–August 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–9:15 p.m.
The course focuses upon the exploration and analysis of the ethical, political, technological, social, legal and regulatory environments of business.

I B 500 – International Business Management, 50% online (offered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia)
June 26–August 9, Tuesdays and web, 5–8:15 p.m.
Concepts and institutions affecting the international conduct of business; interface between nations and international firms; alternative policies businesses employ internationally.

MGMT 501 – Behavioral Science in Business, 50% online
June 25–August 8, Mondays and web, 6–9:15 p.m.
Application of behavioral science concepts and analytical methods to problems in business organizations. Analysis of administrative behavior and decision making.

FALL I 2018:

BUSAD 501 – Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making, 50% online
August 20–October 8, Wednesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Use of statistical methods for managerial decision making, with emphasis on problem formulation, data analysis and interpretation, and business applications.

BUSAD 530 – Biotechnology and Health Industry Overview, 50% online
August 20–October 8, Wednesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Organization, financing, policy, trends, problems and issues in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and health industries. Overview of cost, quality, access issues. 

BUSAD 542 – Global Intercultural Management, 50% online
August 20–October 8, Mondays and web, 6–9 p.m.
This course develops students' global cross-cultural competencies and cultural intelligence to enhance ability to manage global organizations and work interculturally.

LEAD 501 – Leadership Across the Life Span, 50% online
August 20–October 8, Wednesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Analysis and application of models, theories and strategies for developing an individual's full leadership potential at different life stages.

MGMT 501 – Behavioral Science in Business, 50% online (offered at Great Valley, Abington, and Brandywine campuses)
August 21–October 4, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Application of behavioral science concepts and analytical methods to problems in business organizations. Analysis of administrative behavior and decision making.

MGMT 501 – Behavioral Science in Business, 50% online (offered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia)
August 20–October 8, Wednesdays and web, 5–8 p.m.
Application of behavioral science concepts and analytical methods to problems in business organizations. Analysis of administrative behavior and decision making.

MGMT 507 – Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing, 50% online
August 21–October 4, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Exploration of positive organizational behavior and wellbeing concepts for developing the "human sustainability" factor in organizations.

FALL II 2018:

ACCTG 511 – Financial and Managerial Accounting, 50% online (offered at Great Valley, Abington, and Brandywine campuses)
October 16–December 6, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Fundamental financial and managerial accounting concepts and issues from the viewpoint of the report user.

ACCTG 511 – Financial and Managerial Accounting, 50% online (offered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia)
October 15–December 5, Wednesdays and web, 5–8 p.m.
Fundamental financial and managerial accounting concepts and issues from the viewpoint of the report user.

BUSAD 511 - New Ventures I, 50% online
October 16–December 6, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Introduction to the issues involved in the development of new ventures within existing business organizations or from start-up.

BUSAD 523 – Prices & Markets, 50% online
October 16–December 6, Tuesdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
A survey of analytical concepts and techniques essential to an understanding of the business environment.

BUSAD 534 – Ethical Dimensions of Mgmt. in the Biotech. & Health Industry, 50% online
October 16–December 6, Thursdays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Ethical managerial decision-making in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and health including ethical implications of technological/scientific advances, medical interventions, and business decisions.

BUSAD 537 – Management Information Systems, 50% online
October 15–December 5, Mondays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Information system theories and methods applied to administrative structures and management decisions in organizations.

MBADM 815 – Ethical & Responsible Bus. Leadership
October 15–December 5, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.
The course focuses upon the exploration and analysis of the ethical, political, technological, social, legal and regulatory environments of business.

MKTG 500 – Marketing Management, 50% online
October 15–December 5, Mondays and web, 6–9 p.m.
Development of a marketing management focus, including market analysis, competition analysis, and decisions in pricing, product, promotion, and distribution channels.